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A different day from a year ago

Posted by galfromaway , 13 May 2013 · 624 views

The past month, I've spent a lot of time thinking. Where were we a year ago? Still dealing with the disappointment of two failed IVFs. Starting down the path to adoption. Coming to terms with the fact that we wouldn't have a biological child, and slowly becoming ok with that.
 
And now, here we are. I'm sitting at my laptop, watching my daughter nap...


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What lots of the ladies here would love to say at times, I think!

Posted by galfromaway , 02 January 2013 · 490 views

I saw this post today and thought some of you ladies would appreciate it:http://www.fertileth...ribute-you.html 'Twas the night before the holidays--Family starts to arrive...They'll ask personal questions. I don't intend to survive.Aunt Helen starts right in "Still no kids?" as she pats my pouch.She looks around the room like I'd...


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An afternoon giggle

Posted by galfromaway , 27 November 2012 · 466 views

Ok, maybe my humour is a bit twisted, but this made me giggle. :) :D


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Slightly claustrophobic? Stress? Belly taking over?

Posted by galfromaway , 14 November 2012 · 429 views

As I'm over the halfway mark now, I'm finding it amazing just how quickly by belly is expanding. I can feel it stretching and getting tight at different times, and my poor belly button is starting to flatten out, which is kind of freaking me out. :D But it's amazing to me to see my body change. But I've been having some experiences the pas...


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How much I don't know yet!

Posted by galfromaway , 26 October 2012 · 577 views

Last night DH and I went to our first prenatal class - becoming a parent.As the public health nurse started talking and asking us questions, I realized how much I just don't know yet. I mean I know the basics - I know I want to try to have a natural birth without drugs, and I know I want to breastfeed, and I know I need to reach out to a doula quickly...


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It's scary to get excited

Posted by galfromaway , 23 September 2012 · 549 views

I know how fortunate DH and I are right now. To have gone through IVF cycles and have no success, only to experience an "oops" seven months later (discovered eight months later). We are really ****ing lucky. This is our lottery win.But it's been hard to get excited. It's scary to get excited and start looking ahead. The thoughts that run t...


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Taking responsibility for my own well-being

Posted by galfromaway , 20 September 2012 · 457 views
timeout
I've had about enough of this place for a while... It's frustrating me that one woman's upset rant in a status update and brief blog post has stirred up so much in so many, and that she's not even around to be a part of the chaos she created.I'm tired of feeling like the bad guy here, being one of the pregnant ones, having to justify m...


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Interesting...

Posted by galfromaway , 20 September 2012 · 301 views

I don't think I noticed the fine print in the logo before.Just... interesting...


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Thank you <3

Posted by galfromaway , 14 September 2012 · 367 views

To the ladies offering their words of support and experiences:Thank you. http://ivf.ca/forums...fault/smile.png http://ivf.ca/forums...fault/ajigl.gif As someone with a history of anxiety, it's not surprising that I'm feeling as anxious as I am. This is so exciting, but the more I hear about losses a...


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How to handle it? Friend's loss

Posted by galfromaway , 11 September 2012 · 402 views

This afternoon a good friend of mine started chatting with me. She told me that she was 11 weeks pregnant, but today her doctor confirmed that the pregnancy isn't viable. http://ivf.ca/forums...default/sad.png "I 'knew' for a bit.  But HcG levels were way too low, U/S could confirm viable, and HcG levels just halved....


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Overwhelmed... in a happy way

Posted by galfromaway , 09 September 2012 · 367 views

Yesterday DH and I went to Babies R Us to pick up a Snoogle pillow (oh wow so comfy!) - I wasn't comfortable sleeping on my side with my regular pillows. My knees get sore stacked one on the other.I don't know that I was ready for my first visit to that store.The variety of stuff there... bottles... soothers... mobiles... strollers... baby car...


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A relief :)

Posted by galfromaway , 23 August 2012 · 439 views

I really hope the nerves around ultrasounds and scans and tests eases as the pregnancy comes along. :)We had our ultrasound this afternoon, and I had myself all worried for nothing. Which I have a tendency to do.The heartbeat sounded amazing, and brought tears to my eyes. :) And the doctor who did the scan was very happy with everything. She said if she w...


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Hello, Bean!

Posted by galfromaway , 09 August 2012 · 822 views

Went in for an ultrasound today. I was getting myself a little worked up - are things on track? Is Bean ok? Why am I not feeling or going through the same things other women are? So thankfully the clinic was able to fit us in before lunchtime.Bean is measuring right on track. http://ivf.ca/forums...fault/yahoo.gif A big relief. ht...


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Hard to be quiet

Posted by galfromaway , 06 August 2012 · 553 views

There are days where I wish I didn't have to be quiet about our little creature. There are days where I would like to shout it from the rooftops that we're pregnant, that we (hopefully!!!) will have a new addition to our family this winter, and it's not another cat! :D My DH is the same way. Do we tell this friend because they...


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Wishing, wondering and hoping

Posted by galfromaway , 25 July 2012 · 735 views

Friday we had confirmed what we had hoped - that we really did have a little creature on board! We saw the heart beat, we saw its shape, and it was the most amazing pre-birthday gift we could ever receive! My husband giggles whenever I mention I'm feeling queasy, and he's pouting like crazy because he can't touch my breasts without the...






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